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Address: Avenida Boavista 604 610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 012 0220
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Casa da Musica was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was...

Casa da Musica was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was Cultural Capital of Europe, and it is the first new building in Portugal to be entirely dedicated to music - to the presentation and public enjoyment of music, to music education and to the creation of music. The project took shape in 1999 after the Rem Koolhaas & Ellen van Loon - Office for Metropolitan Architecture won the international architectural competition. Work began in 1999 on the site of Porto's former central tram garage on the Rotunda da Boavista, and Casa da Musica opened its doors to the public on April 15th , 2005. Casa da Musica was planned as a home for all types of music and it is not only part of the urban redevelopment of Porto but also part of a network of cultural facilities, for the city of Porto and for the wider world. Underlying it is an innovative and wide-ranging cultural project, which aims to make an exciting contribution to the national and international music scene, as an arena for all types of musical events - from classical music to jazz, from fado to electronic music, from great international productions to more experimental projects. Besides concerts, recitals and other types of performance, Casa da Musica also organises events for musicians and musicologists and invests in research into the origins of Portuguese music. In addition, it plays a very important role in music education. It is a cultural meeting point between music and other areas of artistic creation and knowledge, providing a space for all kinds of audiences and creators.

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Interesting architecturally. The curved space exterior floor made of cork tiles was simply a treat to walk on as one approaches the entranceway. Inside, the shapes are lovely, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting architecturally. The curved space exterior floor made of cork tiles was simply a treat to walk on as one approaches the entranceway. Inside, the shapes are lovely, but the structure needs a material or colour to warm up the omnipresent steel translusent glass and concrete. We enjoyed a classical piano concert in a room where you could hear a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a sunny afternoon stroll round the Art Deco house in the grounds of the stunning gardens and museum. We were so pleased not to have left before visiting this place, it was impressive even to our 14 year old surfing son. A tranquil place to walk, picnic, look at art, sculptures and views from the beautiful empty house.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

recent concerts hall in Porto with amazing architecture and great acoustics. it is a must to go for a concert there when visiting Porto

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many will probably love or hate this building, it is certainly different, an austere, monumental building, very inward looking (the only place I could find with a view was the terrace for the bar) but as a concert hall it was excellent. We availed of the dinner and concert package which was very reasonably priced, while dinner choices were limited,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An impressive build, one of the many amazing architectural designs in the city of Porto, a MUST SEE attraction, inside and out!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG. We went on an organized tour to this place it was a complete waste of time and money they didn't take us into where the actual performances are we got to see some curved glass and where everybody else gets to sit. Our Guide did her best to put the best foot forward on this place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The visit to this building was not super special. On the outside is a square block, the inside is nicer. We have didn't had a tour through the building but only looked in the lobby. The elevator was unfortunately out order so we have not been to the restaurant on the 7th floor. Many people will find this a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The house of culture of Porto. This really futuristic building offers a wide range of programs inside - theater, concerts, music and other activities. Great for classical music and more intimate concerts. The bar on the top is really great, good to have a drink in the afternoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We went for the architecture, not a concert. A wonderful one hour tour is available, other wise there is no way to see the concert hall. It was a great addition to our visit to Porto. Be sure to check the times of the tours in your chosen language.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Very interesting architecture, nice experience. Deffinitely have to be on your list of the things to see once in Porto

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